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Escaped Great Dane ties up traffic during moment of freedom

It was expected to be a routine neutering procedure until the 130-pound Great Dane decided he had better ideas.

According to the dog’s owner, Capone, a 9-month-old Great Dane, bounded from the veterinarian’s office and headed down Main Street towards I-5 just as the procedure was to begin.

Ferndale Police began receiving multiple reports of a large dog in traffic along Main Street and headed to the area. Other first responders caught wind of the situation and headed to the area as well.

A passerby was reported to have stopped and managed to get Capone into her vehicle. The veterinarian then arrived and began walking the dog on a leash back to the clinic. But, once again, Capone had other ideas and broke free.

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Veteran Owned & operated, Manuel & Bertha would like to invite all Veterans and their Families to their wonderful Restaurant on Saturday May 25th for Memorial Weekend. We will be giving all veterans a free meal from a select menu. Manuel Reta was a War Hero in the late sixties who bravely carries a Purple Heart. He would like to open his doors to his fellow brothers and sisters who have put their lives on the line to Protect our wonderful country. Come join, listen to heroic memories from one another and celebrate all of those who have fought for our freedom.

5225 Industrial PL Ferndale, WA

Veteran Owned & operated, Manuel & Bertha would like to invite all Veterans and their Families to their wonderful Restaurant on Saturday May 25th for Memorial Weekend. We will be giving all veterans a free meal from a select menu. Manuel Reta was a War Hero in the late sixties who bravely carries a Purple Heart. He would like to open his doors to his fellow brothers and sisters who have put their lives on the line to Protect our wonderful country. Come join, listen to heroic memories from one another and celebrate all of those who have fought for our freedom.

5225 Industrial PL Ferndale, WA
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Estan cordialmente invitados!!

DeLynn Sanchez

Ector DeLeon good people.

Thanks for your service, Manuel. And thank you for the opportunity to play for you guys Friday night. It was great to finally meet you.

I met Mr Reta when I lived in Blaine. Truly a person with class. Thank you Sir!

Felicidades y Bendiciones/un hombre de bien!

Saludos a don Samuel

He's a very nice guy too. Met him on Friday. 🙂

Branden-Lori Millsap

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Reports placed the dog in the area of the Ferndale Dairy Queen so a Whatcom County Fire District 7 battalion unit headed onto I-5 just in case the dog made its way there. His worst fears were confirmed as the dog appeared by the southbound lanes. Fortunately southbound traffic stopped and he was able to coax the dog out of harm’s way and into his vehicle.

Southbound traffic is stopped while a dog is recovered from I-5 by a WCFD7 battalion unit (May 17, 2019). Photo: WSDOT

The owner said this time he did not escape and the procedure has been completed without further incident.

Fortunately, no one, including Capone, were injured as a result.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Capone, may not agree with the assessment that there were no injuries; after all he lost his reproductive rights. Nothing compared to the oppression being placed on women in our society to be sure. Hopefully it at least makes you think.

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